The Brewers (73-57, 35-30 away) travel to take on the Cubs (69-61, 35-30 home) in game one of this NL Central matchup. Wade Miley is getting the start for the Brewers while Jameson Taillon is starting for the Cubs. See who I like to pick up the win in today’s Milwaukee Brewers vs. Chicago Cubs showdown at Wrigley Field.
MILWAUKEE BREWERS VS CHICAGO CUBS BETTING PICK
The Pick: Chicago Cubs -127
This game will be played at Wrigley Field at 8:05 ET on Monday, August 28th.
WHY BET THE CHICAGO CUBS:
- The Cubs are 7-3 straight-up in their ten most recent games as the favorite.
- So far this year, the Cubs lead the season series against the Brewers 3-4.
- The Brewers are just 1-2 in Wade Miley’s last three starts.
MILWAUKEE BREWERS HAVE BEEN GOOD AGAINST THE NL CENTRAL
Milwaukee head into today’s game seeking their 9th straight win and are in 1st place in the NL Central. On the road, Milwaukee is 35-30 and 38-27 at home. With an overall record of 73-57, the Brewers have a series win percentage of 55% (21-17-2).
Today marks Wade Miley’s 18th outing of the season, and he has posted a 6-3 record to date. His ERA is currently 3.18, with an opposing batting average of .288. The veteran lefty has struck out 59 batters and holds a WHIP of 1.18. On the road, Miley’s ERA is 3.43 compared to 3.53 at home.
Wade Miley’s most recent start against the Twins saw him surrender three runs and five hits in five innings of work. Despite not earning a decision, the Brewers were victorious, 7-3.
Across their last five games, the Brewers’ offense is 7th in batting average, leading to an average of 7.4 runs per contest in that span. Overall, they are the 16th ranked scoring offense and posted a season-long OPS of .696 on 136 (19th). On average, they have struckout 8 times per game compard to 3.6 walks.
Willy Adames has been the Brewers’ most prolific home run hitter over their last ten games, with three long balls to his name. His season-long total of 21 homers puts him at the top of the team’s leaderboard. Adames’ overall batting average stands at .215 for the 2023 campaign.
WILL THE CHICAGO CUBS TAKE CARE OF BUSINESS AT HOME?
The Cubs head into today’s game looking to build on their above .500 record at home (35-30). Their overall record of 69-61 has them placed 2nd in the NL Central. Through 40 series, the Cubs are 22-13-5.
Jameson Taillon will take the mound for the Cubs with a 7-8 record in 23 appearances this season. His ERA is 5.60, K/9 is 7.78, FIP is 4.64, and OBP is .315.
Jameson Taillon recently faced the Tigers, yielding four runs and four hits over 5 2/3 frames. Although he was not credited with a decision, the Cubs emerged victorious in the 6-4 contest.
With a season-long average of 5.1 runs per game, the Cubs are the 5th ranked scoring offense this season. As a team, they are batting .254, with an OBP of .330. In Chicago’s last ten games, they are 11th in home runs, having gone deep two times in that span.
Nico Hoerner has been the Cubs’ top hitter in 2023, boasting a .280 batting average. His slugging percentage stands at .397 and his on-base percentage is .338 heading into tonight’s game.